Nov 30 14:09

Bankers Reap Forfeited Souls As Millions Turn to Prostitution: “Viagra Costs 4x The Cost of P***y”

At one level, it pure economics. The Greek people have been squeezed. Their economy has been sold at auction, and everything is breaking down. In tandem, Greece is seeing a spike in prostitution at such a skyrocketing rate and a shocking decline of human value:

Paul Craig Roberts writes:

The plummeting living standards forced on the Greek people by German chancellor Merkel and the European banks have forced large numbers of young Greek women into prostitution. The large increase in the supply of women offering sexual services has dropped the price to 4 euros an hour. That’s $4.24, enough for a cheese pie or a sandwich, the value that bankster-imposed austerity has placed on an hour’s use of a woman’s body. The half hour price is $2.12. They don’t even get the minimum wage.


Nov 30 12:15

Israel acting like a child ... again.

Nov 30 12:10

Bankster Capitalism At Work

snip: The loans were made to corrupt Greek governments who were paid bribes by the lenders to accept the loans, and the proceeds often were used for purchases from the country from which the loan originated. For example, Greek governments were paid bribes to borrow money from German or other foreign banks in order to purchase German submarines. It is through this type of corruption that the Greek debt grew.

Nov 30 11:33

Big Oil, TTIP and the Scramble for Europe

If sanctioned, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would be the biggest trade deal ever seen. Yet the public continue to be kept in the dark about it. Large corporations have been granted privileged access to officials and have been allowed to shape the talks agenda from the outset. Throughout the process, organisations representing the public and civil society have been sidelined. The public has had to rely on leaks or resort to freedom of information law and heavily redacted documents to try to understand what is happening behind closed doors.

Nov 30 11:13

Visa-free travel to US for EU citizens feared as loophole for jihadists

US President Obama says there is no current terror threat to the United States. Despite that, last week the US suspended a programme allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees to come to America - over security concerns.

Nov 30 11:03

‘Bonkers Bureaucracy’: EU new law on how to use candles

Modern times and the massive issues facing Europe demand careful and insightful decision-making from the continent’s leaders.

Nov 30 09:44

CIA AGENT: Millions have been spent to break up Yugoslavia

Robert Baer, a former CIA agent, says that millions of dollars were spent to smash the former Yugoslavia. When I arrived in January 1991 in Sarajevo task was to spread false information that the Serbian terrorists are about to attack the city, and thus to create panic, says Baer. Baer claims that then he and his colleagues received millions of dollars to influence politicians and the break-up of Yugoslavia.

- We bribed parties and politicians who incited hatred among nations - said Baer. He pointed out that a US senator during the war in B&H said that Srebrenica will be the main news on the world's front pages.

- He even told us that we have already established contact with the media - said Baer.

The former CIA agent, was arrested several times in recent years for revealing state secrets. He has published several books about the CIA, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Nov 30 08:11

Work on Extension of EU Sanctions on Russia May Start Within Two Weeks

The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union will start preparing proposals on prolongation of anti-Russia economic sanctions, presumably for another six months, in the next two weeks, sources close to EU heads of state told RIA Novosti Sunday.

Nov 30 07:19

Labeling row fallout: Israel suspends contacts with EU in Palestinian peace process

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the Foreign Ministry to suspend contacts with the EU over the Israel-Palestinian peace process because of the bloc’s decision to label goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Nov 30 07:12

Putin’s Options To End American World Dominance

This American government (Bush-Cheney-Obama) is the most incompetent government that has ever walked the earth. Those people don’t have any sense at all. Just look at what they’ve done. In 14 years they’ve destroyed 7 countries, killed millions of people, and displaced millions of people. And where are those displaced people? They are overrunning Europe… Does Putin need to do anything? We’re doing it all for him. So he doesn’t need to do anything. He’s not going to attack anybody. What does he need to attack anybody for? The idiot Americans are destroying themselves and their allies. This is an amazing fiasco.”

Nov 30 03:20

EU, Turkey may abolish entry visas in autumn 2016 — EC president

The European Union and Turkey may abolish entry visas in the autumn of 2016 if all criteria for that are met, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Sunday after an emergency EU-Turkey migration summit. He said visa liberalization depended on readmission. If all the requirements were met, it would take place in the autumn of 2016, he said.

Nov 29 21:23

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei released an important message to the world youth on global terrorism, including the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
Here is the full text of the letter:
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

To the Youth in Western Countries,
Today, there are very few people who are uninformed about the role of the United States of America in creating, nurturing and arming al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their inauspicious successors. Besides this direct support, the overt and well-known supporters of takfiri terrorism- despite having the most backward political systems- are standing arrayed as allies of the west while the most pioneering, brightest and most dynamic democrats in the region are suppressed mercilessly.
The other side of these contradictory policies is seen in supporting the state terrorism of Israel.

Nov 29 13:07

Between a terrorist Duke, SREL, the Mi-6, and sanctions: the anti-Atlanticist Jean-Claude Juncker

A new president of the European Comission has appeared. Jean-Calude Juncker has replaced the Russophobe Barroso. I have decided to inform readers of what can be expected from this player on the European political scene. Compared with Barroso, he’s a darling. And the fact that Cameron (the faithful poodle of Washington” fiercely hates him adds dramatically do his points. It is worth recalling that each politician has his own price and his own vulnerability, so the new leader of the Eurocommission could “raise someone else’s flag” at any time, but at the present moment Juncker is from the flesh of “old European business,” i.e., it is most likely that his only true loyalty (insofar as he is capable of loyalty) belongs to the holders of offshore accounts in Luxembourg (for those who understand what it means to have accounts in Luxembourg, not the British Virgin Islands, Zurich, or Zug)...

Nov 29 09:59

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Let's cut to the chase. The notion that Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 by a made in USA F-16 was carried out without either a green light or at least pre-arranged "support" from Washington invites suspension of disbelief.

Turkey is a mere vassal state, the eastern arm of NATO, which is the European arm of the Pentagon. The Pentagon already issued a denial — which, considering their spectacular record of strategic failures cannot be taken at face value. Plausibly, this might have been a power play by the neocon generals who run the Pentagon, allied with the neocon-infested Obama administration.

The privileged scenario though is of a vassal Turkey led by Sultan Erdogan risking a suicide mission out of its own, current, desperation.

Nov 29 09:54


Since the US started the regime dominoes falling in Kiev in February 2014, the Polish regime has already toppled, and the French one is doomed – President Francois Hollande will be defeated by every one of the candidates now running to succeed him, including Marine Le Pen of the National Front. The British Prime Minister David Cameron can postpone his day of reckoning, but on the margins of Europe, not inside. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has less time, fewer supporters. When Merkel topples, she will take the European Union (EU) into the shambles with her.

Nov 29 09:53

POSSIBLE BEX - Putin Orders Complete Destruction Of Turkish President, Family And Government

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is reporting today that President Putin has authorized an unprecedented “asymmetric warfare” action, to include “war by proxy”, to destroy the family and government of Turkish President Recep Erdogan in retaliation for the deliberate downing of an Aerospace Forces Sukhoi Su-24M bomber aircraft on 24 November over Syria in a bid to prevent a larger war with the nation of Turkey as a whole.

Nov 29 08:58

Meanwhile In Greece, The Price Of A Prostitute Drops To €4 Per Hour

They sell sex for a piece of bread – so to say – “in order to eat or cover basic needs and extra expenses as they have no money,” The Times and Lazos on The Times claim. “80% of prostitutes in Greece are Greek women aged 17 to 20”. The price for sex has dramatically decreased from €50 euro for 60 minutes down to “€2 for half an hour.“

Nov 29 08:56

Europe Will Pay Turkey €3 Billion To Halt Refugee Exodus

In the aftermath of last week's dramatic events in Turkey, one would expect that the "democratic, humanistic" western countries would at least issue a harsh condemnation of Erdogan's behavior. That won't happen: instead, the European Union will pay Turkey $3.2 billion to help it stop the flow of refugees to Europe from the conflict in Syria, 2.2 million of whom are currently in Turkey and to prevent Europe's worst refugee crisis from getting even worse.

Nov 29 08:42

Deutsche Bank Stops Taking On Some Clients During Review

While the review is under way, the bank will “suspend the on-boarding of new clients and the introduction of new products to existing clients in certain locations that have higher risk weightings,” Cryan said in a staff memo posted on the bank’s website late Friday. The Frankfurt-based lender said it won’t begin to work with new customers until it has completed all procedures requiring the bank to know its clients.

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There continue to be indications that Deutsche Bank is in serious trouble and may be bankrupt.

Nov 28 20:19

Meet the man who funds ISIS: the son of Turkey’s President, Bilal Erdogan

The son of Turkey’s president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words.

Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say:

“We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

Nov 28 15:21

Reign of “absurdiocy”: Terrorism and the Western and Israeli responses

Uri Avnery looks at how terrorism, most recently the “Islamic State” attacks in Paris and the lockdown in Brussels, has fed the opportunism of Israeli politicians and exposed the ignorance, incompetence and bankruptcy of Western leaders.

Nov 28 10:34

A Feast of Scandal – Justin Raimondo

We’re grateful for and to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose existence proves that the old America yet lives.

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving that it’s going to take me an entire column just to adequately describe them. Indeed, I’m already so loaded down with gifts that I don’t need Christmas. My cup runneth over! For an old libertarian “isolationist” like me this holiday season is a bountiful time, one that yields so much that it seems like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday all rolled into one. Take a gander at this wonderful cornucopia of plenty:

Nov 28 08:12

Russian Su-24M Jet Downing: Protests In Greece, Bulgaria Against Turkey

The capital cities of Greece and Bulgaria witnessed demonstrations Thursday as hundreds poured out on to the streets to protest Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane earlier this week, according to reports.

Demonstrators in Athens burned Turkish and U.S. flags, and demanded that Greece pull out of NATO. Protesters gathered at Syntagma Square and marched toward the Turkish embassy but were stopped by police, Ria Novosti news agency reported. An additional police force was deployed at the embassy.

Nov 28 07:43

Ukrainian oligarchy split over economic "reform," awaits arrival of Joe Biden

In early November, 2015 an IMF mission was supposed to visit Ukraine. The mission had already planned its work. There were no signs of surprises. But, right up before that moment, a group of deputies from the pro-presidential block didn’t go forth with the initiative of taxation reform which would have left no stone unturned in the plan to slowly strangle the Ukrainian economy with Western credits.

Nov 28 07:40

NATO Provokes Russia In Crimea As Syria Tensions Rise

As the situation in Syria heats up on the heels of the Turkish shoot down of a Russian military jet, the situation in Ukraine is doing the same as the Western-backed fascist Kiev regime is once again poking the Russian bear, presumably at the behest of the NATO powers.

After “mysterious” blasts that took place in the Kherson region of Ukraine over the weekend leaving nearly two million citizens without power in the recently annexed Russian territory, the Ukrainian government is now officially halting aid shipments as “activists” inside Crimea are blocking the repair of the power lines.

Nov 28 06:24

Netherlands to double places for asylum-seekers

***As Europe grapples with its biggest flow of migrants since World War II, the Dutch government is also freeing up a further 350 million euros ($370 million) for this year to help it meet the challenge.

An additional 42,500 spaces will be created for new asylum-seekers arriving in the country, of which 10,000 will only be available for three to six months.

“Given how many people are coming, it is inevitable that it will only be a modest welcome,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters Friday.

Nov 28 05:42

An Invisible US Hand Leading to War? Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Jet was an Act of Madness

It is all terribly dangerous and it is hard to predict where things will lead.

This outrageous shootdown of a Russian plane that was in no way posing a threat to Turkey or Turkish forces, will not end here, because Russia and President Putin cannot allow Turkey and NATO to so blatantly act against Russia and its pilots and go unpunished, particularly as it is Russia that is acting legally in Syria, while the US, Turkey and other nations backing rebel forces there are in all acting blatant violation of international law.

Unless saner heads start prevailing in Washington, this could all quickly spiral into the kind of situation in 1914, where a lot of ill-conceived treaties led to a minor incident in the Balkans turning inexorably into World War I.

Nov 28 00:54

Decoding the Paris Attacks: ISIS Blowback or French-Israeli False Flag?

The truth is that President Hollande is a cynical charlatan who is conning his own population with audacious lies, and is, like his criminal counterparts in Brussels, London, Ottawa, Sydney and Washington, using staged terror to expedite the Zionist-Globalist agenda, of which he is a loyal servant.

Nov 27 10:15

Greece Supports Creation of Palestinian State

Athens supports the idea of independent Palestinian state, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday.

Nov 27 08:52

EU must stem migrant flow or risk the same fate as Roman Empire, warns Dutch PM

Mark Rutte said: ‘As we all know from the Roman Empire, big empires go down if the borders are not well protected. We really have an imperative that it is handled.’

His comments drew a parallel with Rome as it had been in 100BC when it was at its most powerful - having captured more land overseas and greater wealth poured into the centre.

But over subsequent centuries, there was a rise in social divisions, inequality and political tensions - which resulted in its demise.

Nov 27 08:37

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Let's cut to the chase. The notion that Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 by a made-in-USA F-16 was carried out without either a green light or at least pre-arranged "support" from Washington invites suspension of disbelief.

Turkey is a mere vassal state, the eastern arm of NATO, which is the European arm of the Pentagon. The Pentagon already issued a denial -- which, considering their spectacular record of strategic failures cannot be taken at face value. Plausibly, this might have been a power play by the neocon generals who run the Pentagon, allied with the neocon-infested Obama administration.

The privileged scenario though is of a vassal Turkey led by Sultan Erdogan risking a suicide mission out of its own, current, desperation.

Nov 27 08:32

New Right Wing Polish Government Removes EU Flags

Just weeks into taking power, the new Polish government is making itself felt in making small but heavily symbolic changes to the daily order of business. Having already torn up the previous government’s commitment to take thousands of migrants from the European Union (EU) as part of the continent-wide resettlement programme, Poland is now making tentative steps to remove visible signs of EU influence from public life.

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Looks like that plan for a one world government is starting to fall apart.

Nov 27 08:31

Greek Protesters Burn US, Turkish Flags, Want Out of NATO After Su-24

A crowd of Greek citizens gathered in the center of Athens to express their condemnation of the attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber. The protesters burnt Turkish and American flags and demanded that Greece withdraws from NATO.

Nov 27 08:31

Anti-NATO protesters march through Florence before inter-parliamentary meeting

Hundreds of anti-NATO protesters took to the streets of Italia's Florence on Wednesday, ahead of a NATO inter-parliamentary meeting. Protesters gathered at Piazza Unita d'Italia and marched through the city center, shouting their indignation against NATO and global war activities. The meeting is being held at the Palazzo Vecchio over the course of two days, Thursday and Friday.

Nov 27 08:29

Juncker Warns Euro Is Doomed, "Pointless" If Schengen Fails

As Europe's democratically elected leaders (and the people they represent) grow increasingly wary of the tsunami of refugees flooding their nations, prompting calls for restrictions on visa-free travel and an end to the so-called Schengen agreement, unelected EU leaders, clinging to their centralized power, are increasingly warning of the consequences of any restrictions. As EUObserver reports, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the euro is pointless if people can't move around freely to use it.

Nov 27 07:28

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

Here’s something you probably never saw or heard about in the west. This is Putin answering questions regarding ISIS from a US journalist at the Valdai International Discussion Club

Nov 26 17:25

Refugees use fake passports, Taliban threats to get to EU

Europe is trying to impose stricter rules on the newcomers, making a priority to those fleeing the violence in Syria or people facing a direct threat to their life.

Nov 26 16:17

Poland Rises Against Islam

Nov 26 13:45

From Pol Pot to ISIS: The blood never dried

Following the ISIS outrages in Beirut and Paris, John Pilger updates this prescient essay on the root causes of terrorism and what we can do about it.

Nov 26 06:07

Is Turkey Starting a Proxi-War for NATO?

It is clear, Turkey hosting the recent G20 meeting and subscribing to the east-west ‘coalition’ of fighting the ISIS / DAESH / Al Qaeda terror, was a loosely disguised farce.

Did Turkey just provoke a proxi-war on behalf of NATO against Russia? – Turkey knew very well that the Russian SU-24 fighter jet was inside Syria’s borders and that even as it may have been close to Turkey it was no threat for Turkey. Russia’s mission was clear to all the 19 nations which attended the G20 meeting some 10 days ago in Antalya, Turkey, when the entire group unanimously decided to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State (IS – or Daesh, according to its Arabic acronym).

Nov 26 06:04

Turkey Shoots Down More Than Just a Russian Jet

It is only a matter of time before the rhetorical shell game conducted by the terrorist sponsors comes unstuck.

Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet this week was likely aimed at a bigger political target – to deal a blow to the proposal of a grand anti-terror coalition between the West and Russia for fighting the Islamic State extremist network in Syria.

Such a coalition might seem reasonable, even desirable, to most people. But it is profoundly unacceptable, tacitly, to Washington because it would further expose the criminal nature of the Western-sponsored regime-change operation in Syria.

Washington and its allies do not want Russia to participate in an effective military coalition that would accelerate the destruction of the mercenary terror army that the Western powers have covertly invested in. In that regard, French President Francois Hollande seems to have momentarily lost the devious plot by proposing such an alliance with Russia.

Nov 26 06:02

Manufacturing a phony caliphate

Carefully-orchestrated snuff films directed by media experts.

Image is the most important element of the vaunted but fictional “new caliphate”. This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?

Nov 25 14:57

Ann Corcoran Interview - Refugee Resettlement: "Diversifying" the West

Ann Corcoran was educated at Rutgers and Yale Universities and is a conservative grassroots activist who blogs at Refugee Resettlement Watch, the go-to place on the internet for anyone wishing to understand the governmental process of the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program. In early 2015, the Center for Security Policy Press published her monograph in book form entitled: ‘Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America.’

Nov 25 14:54

Douglas Murray’s Warning to the Jewish Community

Douglas Murray has written a very nice column on the Paris attacks: “Paris attacks: Leaders in two minds while Europe burns.” He points to the “multiculturalism has failed” statements of Angela Merkel and David Cameron—and that, despite no progress on integrating Muslims, Europe is now doubling down on a failed experiment. He points out that even though terrorism is confined to only very few Muslims, it has substantial support in the British Muslim community—at least 27% in a BBC poll, “with another 10 per cent saying they didn’t know whether they were sympathetic to the attackers or refusing to answer the question.” He is very clear that this is a top-down revolution with ever decreasing popular support.

Nov 25 12:36


Nov 25 08:53

Did NATO Just Attack Russia, Or Was It Climate Change’s Fault?

I began this morning reporting on Britain’s next king saying climate change is partly responsible for Syria’s civil war, and his blaming the refugee crisis and civil war there on drought. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Prince Charles waxes profoundly over the lost Copenhagen climate accord in 2009, and on far reaching strategies you probably never even dreamed of. Then the news came a Russian SU24 fighter/bomber had been shot down by Turkey, and the world turned over. As I type this Twitter, Facebook, and the digital media stream is inundated with a foreign policy horror story. All I can see is Vladimir Putin’s face as Jordan’s king spoke with him, and images of Mr. Obama’s “moderates” machine gunning a pilot before his parachute set down. I wonder if the bad climate will be the cause of World War III?

Nov 25 08:32

The new Polish government threw out the flag of the European Union from its meeting hall

The new government has released the Polish flag of the European Union from its meeting hall. And from the premises in which it holds a press conference.

The new Polish Prime Minister, Beata Šidlo, this change is explained words:

"This is a decision. There will be no change. Polish Government will sit, and talking to the public only next - for me, anyway - the most beautiful colors. In addition to white and red Polish flags. "

She also added: "Of course, Poland is an active member of the European Union and guide policy that will bring maximum benefit to our citizens, our economy and our Fatherland. We are glad that we have in these difficult times together with the European Union and NATO . "

Changes were observed in the West.

Nov 25 07:54

Nigel Farage and reality destroys Merkel over German dominance in Europe and refugee crisis

Nov 24 18:48

PARIS & the City of ‘ISIS’: Major Occult Symbolism, Hypnosis & the Massive Psy-Op Now Underway…

....any time we’re told over and over again that something “has changed the world forever”, we’re best served to be suspicious. In regard to terror attacks, the only other time this mass psychological conditioning has occurred was with 9/11, which probably did change the world forever and which we were repeatedly *told* would change the world forever. Other terror attacks have simply been treated as precisely that: as terror attacks – 7/7, Boston, and others weren’t sold to us as ‘world changing’ or historic, but just as terrorism.

The 13/11 Paris attack seemed pre-packaged from the start as something much more important. This is mass psychological programming we’re witnessing right now; and everyone should pay attention so they can observe how it works.

The mainstream media all over the Western world was on virtual 24-hour Paris coverage for days. In the UK, BBC News 24 reported on virtually nothing else. On Sunday, I watched even the UK’s Channel 4 news do a one-hour news special from Paris, forsaking all other world news. It didn’t show or report on anything new that hadn’t already been reported on the Saturday, but seemed to exist purely to amplify the mass hysteria and sense of historic, world-changing drama.

Nov 24 17:29

France and Israël launch a new war in Iraq and Syria

This is a good article with a lot to digest!

On one hand, the French government is mobilising all its media in order to keep its population focused on the attacks of the 13th November. On the other, with Israël, it is launching a new war in Iraq and Syria. The objective is no longer to overthrow the secular Syrian régime, nor to destroy its army, but to create a colonial state straddling the border between Iraq and Syria, to be managed by the Kurds, in order to apply a stranglehold on the Arab states. The dream of an Israeli nation between the Nile and the Euphrates is back.

Presidents Putin and Obama concluded an agreement to destroy the Erdo?an family’s tankers, thereby putting an end to the petrol trafficking. On the same day, and for the first time in eighteen months, the US Central Command bombed the tanker-trucks in Iraq, while the Russian army destroyed a massive number in Syria [3].

Nov 24 16:14

Violations of Greek airspace by the Turkish airforce since 2008

Turkey has been a regular violator of the Greek border. Turkey has violated the airspace of Greece no fewer than 2244 times in 2014. That's over 6 times a day!

Nov 24 09:20

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Putin warns of 'serious consequences'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane had been attacked when it was 1 km (0.62 mile) inside Syria and warned of "serious consequences" for what he termed a stab in the back administered by "the accomplices of terrorists".

"We will never tolerate such crimes like the one committed today," Putin said, as Russian and Turkish shares fell on fears of an escalation between the former Cold War enemies.

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Nov 24 08:04

Putin's Courageous Anti-ISIL Strategy Earns Praise in Italian Media

Last week saw an about-turn in the attitude of Western leaders towards Russian President Putin, which has been reflected by the Western mass media, mostly as a consequence of the G20 meeting in Antalya. Here are just several quotes from the Italian media praising Russia's leader and his policies, mostly towards battling ISIL.

Nov 24 07:29

War, Winter and the Weary – The Unfolding European Housing Crisis

By Graham Vanbergen

Property prices across almost all the 28 EU member states have increased and have grown faster than incomes. The price correction of the post-2008 era fizzled out due to zero interest rate policy by the global central banks. The price-income ratios are still not back in line, effectively creating another debt-fuelled housing bubble.

The latest data available for poverty in the EU highlights that more than a third of the population is at risk of poverty or social exclusion in five EU Member States: Bulgaria (48.0 %), Romania (40.4 %), Greece (35.7 %), Latvia (35.1 %) and Hungary (33.5 %). At the other end of the scale, the lowest shares of persons being at risk of poverty or social exclusion were recorded in Sweden (16.4 %), Finland (16.0 %), the Netherlands (15.9 %) and the Czech Republic (14.6 %).

Housing is of course by far the most income-consuming expenditure, followed largely by heating and food...

Nov 24 06:57

GLADIO Goes Full Retard: Belgian Hive Mind Sees Residents ‘Fight Terror’ By Tweeting Pics of Cats

This week, Belgium authorities have gone completely over the Orwellian cliff, declaring its capital city Brussels under lock-down, all the while pumping-up their extremely questionable “An Attack is Imminent” public alarm campaign.

Here’s an interesting question: why would Operation GLADIO hit its own base of operations?

Now Belgium citizens are being encouraged to send out pictures of their cats on Twitter (see full report below). It can’t get any ridiculous than this.

Nov 24 06:44

El-Erian: More ECB Money Printing Coming

Nov 24 04:14

Hitting Saudi Arabia Where It Hurts

Though faced with a global terrorism crisis, Official Washington can’t get beyond its neocon-led “tough-guy-gal” rhetoric. But another option – financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia – might help finally shut down the covert supply of money and arms to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

Nov 24 03:00

Irish Stocks Hit 7-Year Highs

Nov 23 22:13

CrossTalk: Talking Syria and the Remaking of the Middle East

Join host Peter LaVelle for an amazing talk about the future of the Middle East

After a series of horrific terrorist attacks, a truly global coalition to fight and destroy ISIS is in the making. At the same time Washington continues to ignore those who are really doing the fighting, particularly Russia. Are arrogance and false pride the real barriers to peace in Syria?

CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Richard Murphy and Mark Bruzonsky.

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

"This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?"

"When has a genuine grassroots rebellion ever looked like this? These guys are well-funded by sophisticated backers. And those backers are no friends of the Muslim world.

Nov 23 16:03

Athens denies that Greek coastguard deliberately tried to sink Syrian refugee boat

The Greek coastguard has strenuously denied allegations from Turkey that it deliberately tried to sink an inflatable refugee boat carrying Syrian refugees crossing the Aegean Sea. A video appeared to show a man trying to prod a life raft with a pole.

Nov 23 11:07

‘War on terror’ made us unsafe

Today it’s not enough to mourn Paris or Beirut’s victims. We must also remember the estimated 1.3 million people who were banished directly and indirectly by the deviated “war on terrorism.” For the Zioncons’ conceived war has offered more than 1.3m reasons to recruit terrorists.

Nov 23 11:04

Winter is coming: Migrants face plummeting temperatures as snow sweeps across Europe amid fears refugees could freeze to death

Migrants crossing Europe are facing worsening conditions today after temperatures plummeted during the first snow falls of winter.

Growing numbers of refugees are camping out in the open with many lighting fires in a bid to keep their children warm as temperatures plunge below zero across the continent.